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Cant tell if my 9800gt works

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by FixupSellon, 3 Jul 2015.

  1. FixupSellon


    Joined: 3 Jan 2015

    Posts: 483

    I've put in my 6670 now so not going to retest the GeForce just yet, but as I mentioned before it powers up and runs as I can see fan spinning but no visual, I did test it just before the Radeon and still nothing.

    I picked up some various used ram for what I needed and in it was a 2gb ddr2 6400 stick and when I put that in with a single 1gb stick it's not picked up by system just the 1gb so then I tried the 2gb on its on and just one long beep, didn't wait to see what beeps if any after it, so looked online and read it could be video related or ram related, but take the gpu out and still same sound, but never got any sounds when the gpu was in with other ram??

    So I'm in a confused mind as to how the hell do I know if it works if it doesn't beep, doesn't show up on system nor can I install drivers as no nvidia detected...

    Anyone got any suggestions? The lad who sold me the psu gave me what looks like a brand new molex to 6 pin adapter so I could try that but surely the standard 6 pin shouldn't be having any power issues, everywhere I read the 9800 requires 400w my psu puts at 360w on +12v.
  2. TheMorningStar


    Joined: 11 Oct 2007

    Posts: 2,598

    This is why I no longer work tech support.
  3. rankftw


    Joined: 8 Jul 2011

    Posts: 309

    Location: Rosyth, Scotland

    GPU, RAM, PSU, what is even going on
  4. ukxenon


    Joined: 19 Jun 2009

    Posts: 958

    I am confused
  5. thecremeegg


    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

    Posts: 8,144

    Location: Surrey

  6. Keyboards'Fear


    Joined: 15 Oct 2011

    Posts: 454

    Location: Bristol

    So who's going to tell him?
  7. sneakypenguin


    Joined: 12 Mar 2005

    Posts: 469

    Location: Kings Norton, Birmingham

    Go on then :D

    Your psu is is some 40W shy of the minimun your card needs to run. Put and more power psu and problem sorted.
  8. Keyboards'Fear


    Joined: 15 Oct 2011

    Posts: 454

    Location: Bristol

    Your 2gb ram stick is most likely incompatible with your board, especially with the other stick as the ram has to be the same type and specifications. That's just one of your problems
    Last edited: 5 Jul 2015
  9. lude1962

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Feb 2014

    Posts: 2,152

    Thermal and Power Specs
    Maximum GPU Temperature (in C)
    105 C
    Maximum Graphics Card Power (W)
    105 W
    Minimum System Power Requirement (W)
    400 W
    Supplementary Power Connectors
    6-pin x2 <---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  10. FixupSellon


    Joined: 3 Jan 2015

    Posts: 483

    lol really? i read it requires 400w, not to say i was going to pass up the chance of the psu as now i got my 6670 and still better than a 250w liteon.

    when i look up things i always gets mix reviews, this site i looked on that had a list said 400w and my card has a single 6 pin and reading about 105w i figured with 360w on the +12v i would be fine unless i had too much connected??

    sorry about the opening i was using my phone and dealing with kids and other family things so didnt realise till i submitted that i might have made things confusing ha.
  11. biuro74

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Feb 2009

    Posts: 1,219

    What's PSU brand ? Sadly, there are some PSU-like-products being sold instead of PSUs (which are named as "branded PSUs" here and there), so 400W doesn't equal to 400W in direct product comparison.
    Which motherboard you've got ? Some G92 chips suffered PCIe Gen incompatibility issues, so sometimes VideoBIOS reflash helped. The latest motherboard BIOS is a must-have, by the way.
  12. FixupSellon


    Joined: 3 Jan 2015

    Posts: 483

    corsair brand psu and nt i didnt think as such but my 210 has a 350w recommendation and i ran it perfectly fine on my 250w liteon that came with the veriton..

    the board is a standard acer model for the veriton so nothing special just a 5000b that was pretty good back in its day from what i read..

    so as it seems to get power to spin its fan do you reckon its a working?? device because i only wanted to test it, doesnt have hdmi nor do i want a power hungry card, i just wanted to test it then sell it..
  13. SiDeards73


    Joined: 19 Feb 2011

    Posts: 5,843

    Mind blown....
  14. FixupSellon


    Joined: 3 Jan 2015

    Posts: 483

    Well your minds can be blown again, the card works and in my acer as setup up, I did unplug hdd, optical and molex powered case fan and it fired up and it's still working once I connected all those back up but only one hdd for now, mean I don't know how long it will last but looks like you guys were wrong though thank you for your input of se was uncalled for.

    It may have been a seating position issue like I kept reading but who knows, the main thing is its working and hopefully it last as I can set it up for selling and be more appealing. Just means I would have to find another psu for my 6670 and whatever mobo combo I settle on as a stop gap.
    Last edited: 9 Jul 2015
  15. rtho782

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Oct 2011

    Posts: 1,398

    Location: Suffolk

    2009 called, they want their hardware back.

    PSUs of this age could be ones with weak 12v rails and meaty 5v rails.

    Hardware of this age could operate well out of spec anyway just because capacitors age etc.
  16. no idea what


    Joined: 5 Oct 2009

    Posts: 10,921

    Location: Lincolnshire

    He owns a pre-build Acer desktop.. chances are it doesn't even support said GPU. I know from the past that pre-built desktops can be VERY picky with decrete GPU's
  17. Heisenberg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Aug 2012

    Posts: 2,377

    Location: Scotland

    A lot of hassle to sell it on for what, £15??